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January 25, 2011 08:57 ET

uTest Reports Record Fourth Quarter Including 3X Revenue Growth Year-Over-Year

Crowdsourced Testing Leader Also Announces Record-Breaking Growth in Customer Base & Tester Community; Launches Public Tester Profiles and Other Social Features

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - uTest, the world's largest software testing marketplace, today announced that it achieved a 3X increase in year-over-year revenues in its recently-completed fourth quarter. Additionally, as its tester community and customer base continue to expand rapidly, uTest also launched new functionality in its testing platform -- including public tester profiles, performance badges and social sharing -- as well as received rave reviews from the media.

Customer, Community and Company Growth
During the fourth quarter of 2010, uTest grew its marketplace, and successfully:

  • Signed more than 70 new customer deals, including pioneering category leaders, such as Groupon, Virgin Airlines, AOL, AirBnB and Aetna
  • Recruited 3,000 software testers, growing its community to 33,000+ professional testers from 172 countries
  • Conducted the "Clash of the Specialty E-Tailers," in which more than 600 testers from 28 countries discovered nearly 900 bugs in the web and mobile apps of eBay, Overstock.com and Zappos; see article in Internet Retailer

New Features & Functionality

  • Public Tester Profiles & Badges: With new public profiles, testers can display their memberships and exemplary uTest ratings (bronze, silver or gold badges) within the community. Testers can also easily add their uTest badges to their personal site, blog, resume or email signature.
  • Social Sharing: uTest launched a new social sharing feature that makes it easy for testers to share their profiles and testing accomplishments on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn directly from their uTest accounts. For example, a tester can let the Twittersphere know that he just earned a silver badge or that he published his public profile.
  • Accept/Decline a Test Project: Testers can now accept or decline a test project based upon their availability and interest in each project. This enables uTest to plan testing coverage more precisely and gauge whether or not more testers should be invited to meet each customer's schedule and testing requirements.

Recent Reviews & Recognition

"Our record fourth quarter results are a testament to the fact that we're enabling software, retail and media companies to launch apps their users love," said Doron Reuveni, uTest CEO. "According to a new report from MarketsAndMarkets, the mobile apps market will reach $25 billion by 2015. This explosive growth will continue to drive the need for rapid, real-world app testing, and uTest will be there to get quality apps to market faster and for a fraction of the cost of traditional outsourced software testing companies."

About uTest. Inc.
uTest is the world's largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 30,000+ professional testers from 170 countries around the world. Thousands of companies -- from young startups to global software leaders -- have signed up for the uTest marketplace to get their web, desktop and mobile applications tested. More information can be found at www.utest.com or the Software Testing Blog at blog.utest.com.

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